Getafe vs Barcelona possible line-ups, head-to-head record & preview


Everything you need to know about Barca's away game against 7th-placed Getafe in one package.

Team news

Barcelona

Barcelona will be definitely without Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti and Matheus Fernandes (all injured).

Miralem Pjanic, Junior Firpo and Francisco Trincao are all in the squad but they're still doubtful because they have completed just one training session with the group.

Getafe

Jose Boradalas will have all of his players available for the match.

Managers' quotes

Ronald Koeman (Barca): "We want to field our best team to win in every game. We know that there is fatigue after the international break. Everyone has returned with enthusiasm and joy."

Jose Bordalas (Getafe): "Koeman's Barcelona is a different animal. He's using the 4-2-3-1 formation and now they're a much more vertical, more dynamic and dangerous team."

Probable line-ups



Barca XI: Neto; Roberto, Lenglet, Pique, Dest; Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Messi.

Getafe XI: Soria; Suarez, Dakonam, Etxeita, Olivera; Nyom, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Hernandez, Mata

Head-to-head record

Barcelona are undefeated in their last 17 games against Getafe in all competitions.

The Catalans haven't lost at Getafe away since November 2011.

Last season, Barca beat Getafe 2-0 away and 2-1 at home.

Predictions

SportsMole's Matt Law: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona

"Barca will be determined to put three points on the board ahead of their clash with Real Madrid, and we are expecting the visitors to triumph on Saturday. Getafe are capable of pulling off a big result, but the fact that they have not beaten Barca since 2011 must be taken into consideration."

Squawka's Ben Green: Getafe 1-3 Barcelona

"Barca currently sit fifth in the table with Getafe just two places below them but level on points. Jose Bordalas’ men are in good nick though their record of 15 games without a win against Barca sums up the scale of the task at hand this weekend."

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